It focuses on examining how violence impacts members of a specific gender, but most often focuses on its unique impacts on women. Authors such as Moon focus on how prostitution (including cases of forced prostitution in Japan) impact women specifically, as well as Moon and MacKinnon pointing to rape as a specific and horrific example of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV). However, as Jones notes, gendering genocide has specific implications for men as well. We find that men of “military” age are proportionally more often the victims of direct violence, particularly as it pertains to our two cases in Serbia and
As part of their effort to depict refugees as a threat to Americans, President Trump and other politicians have claimed that most of those fleeing Syria are young males. In fact, half of Syrian refugees — like all refugees worldwide — are women, and unlike men, they’re often forced to flee because of gender-based persecution such as rape, honor killing, forced marriage, and genital mutilation. And when they flee, they’re also vulnerable to sexual assault and sexual harassment from border security officials and detention center
According to ICRtoP, the Democratic Republic of Congo is reported to be the “rape capital of the world” with an estimated 15,000 rape cases in the Congo’s eastern provinces alone. Rape is a tool of war used by the various armed forces in the Congo in order to “create instability in
Unfortunately, rape of female migrant farmworkers in the fields is a tragic phenomenon that is far too prevalent. These women are treated as sexual objects at the hands of their supervisors and coworkers, and are subsequently sexually harassed, abused, and raped. While sex plays a role in these crimes, the primary motivator behind sexual abuse in the fields is the power of the perpetrators coming into play with the powerlessness and vulnerability of the women workers.
On October 30th, 2014, over 220 women were raped in less than 36 hours in Tabit. The HRW (Human Rights Watch) had been following the case with caution. Although the Tibet government has been trying to hide this terrible case, a man told the HRW, “They said if I talked about Tabit again that I was going to be finished. They kicked me. Tied me and hanged me up. They beat me with whips and electric wires” (Human Rights Watch). This mass rape was claimed to be a “deliberate attack on Tabit and the mass rape of the town’s women and girls is a new low in the catalog of atrocities in Darfur” (Human Rights Watch). The Sudanese armed forces caused a mass rape of over 200 women as a political statement in war. One of the soldiers told a mother “You killed our man. We are going to show you true hell” (Humans Right
“…the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Save the Children released a report on their investigation into allegations of sexual abuse of West African refugee children in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Their interviews with 1500 men, women, and children refugees revealed that girls between the ages of 13 and 18 were sexually exploited by male aid workers, many of whom were employed by national and international non-governmental agencies (NGOs) and the UN, and also by UN peacekeepers and community leaders.” (Hynes 2004:
During the Rwandan genocide, some rapes occurred recurrently throughout a timespan. “Sexual enslavements occurred when a woman was detained, typically in the house of an Interhamwe, and subjected to repeated sexual assaults over a period of days,” (Mullins 727). These kinds of rapes belong in their own category because of the added element of confinement and intent to continually rape and therefore, harm. An Interhamwe soldier named Rafiki, personally sought out one Tutsi woman whom he had
Rape can be used as a weapon of war and is a common occurrence in prisons. For the purpose of this presentation, we will be focusing on civil societies, especially as the topic was covered last year.
The consequences of these abuses result in human pain and suffering. Kristof and WuDunn wanted to inform their audience on the severity of the matter at hand. Through statistical alongside anecdotal evidence, the authors were able to inform their audience on an unfamiliar topic by breaking down the problem into segments while building a personal connection through stories. This reportage exposes the injustices women face and makes a call for change to help this humanitarian
Wartime rape is a topic that should have international attention and perpetrators should be held accountable. That should be obvious, however, that’s my opinion generated from growing up in a “first world” (developed, capitalist, with an industry based infrastructure) country, with work and education opportunities, predominately Christian ideology and with structured rules defining what’s illegal. Inhabitants of “third world” or developing countries have a significantly different environment and a low level of accountability to established governmental control. They face high levels of poverty, low economic development, and inadequate healthcare, prone to an unstable government, have high birth rates and lack a middle-class population.
Worldwide, each and every day, new individuals of all genders, ages, races and religions become victims of sexual assault. These horrific incidences have been recorded since ancient times, yet no noteworthy steps have been taken to reduce the number of occurrences. However, an even bigger issue related to sexual assault stems from a morally corrupt society and a backwards way of thinking. Many victims fail to speak up and report their assaults if they know the person, if the person is of important status, or if they are a person of authority and influence, because they are afraid of the repercussions. In the novel, The Kite Runner, rape is a greatly discussed and significant topic. Young boys in Afghanistan are being assaulted by local bullies from important families, and victims of all ages are being harassed and violated by the Taliban
Internationally, sexual assault is more likely the result of conflict with or within a society or nation. Emily Rauhala goes into much depth concerning males as victims of sexual assault primarily in the South African Congo and how this is not as spoken upon. She provides information about detention facilities and prisons that have reportedly used sexual assault as a torture treatment during these war times. “In South Africa’s overcrowded, under-funded prisons, rape and sexual violence are used to define and maintain a strict social hierarchy in which victims are humiliated, dominated and feminized,” (Johnson 2014). Rauhala provides an account of a male in the Congo who tells of his experience with sexual assault and how it has changed his life forever.
Regrettably, the Janjawid does not target males selectively. The number of women and girls that have been abducted, raped, and tortured is unknown. Eighty percent of the people in Chad refugee camps are these women. Because they have been displaced, driven from their homes by force, they are extremely vulnerable to assault. These unfortunate women and girls are most often victims of sexual abuse rather than outright murder. These women suffer from physical and mental anguish with little or no medical care and an impossibly
These shows that most of time males are the victims of assaults not females. According to Russell Wynne in his article "Sexual Violence against Men and Boys," Sexualised violence against men and boys can emerge in any form of conflict – from interstate wars to civil wars to localised conflicts – and in any cultural context. Both men and boys are vulnerable in conflict settings and in countries of asylum alike. Both adult men and boys are most vulnerable to sexual violence in detention. In some places over 50% of detainees reportedly experience sexualised torture. However, both adult men and boys are also vulnerable during military operations in civilian areas and in situations of military conscription or abduction into paramilitary forces. Boys, meanwhile, are also highly vulnerable in refugee/IDP settings. He also starts with a wonderful quote “It is well known that armed conflict and sexual violence against women and girls often go hand in hand. What is less widely recognised is that armed conflict and its aftermath also bring sexual danger for men and boys.” This explains that society considers sexual violence against women’s and girls more rapidly than that of men’s and
The worse of them took place at Srebrenica, where seven thousand men and boys were murdered. The women were and children were separated; sending the women to rape camps where they were raped and tortured for months until pregnant. This all occurred in a town that was a “safe haven” according to the UN’s standards but, to most, never was but merely under the “weak” protection of the UN. The victims, which consisted of men, women, and children from as young as an infant to as old as the elderly were not spared. It is estimated that over one-hundred and forty thousand people were killed, twenty-thousand women were raped and over four million people were displaced. Till this day the bodies and location of those who disappeared are still being searched for throughout the state of Bosnia with around eight thousand people still missing from the war.